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Arrow is adding an “irrepressibly charming” character as a series regular for Season 5.
TVLine reports that the new character, called “James” for the time being, is a contemporary of Oliver’s “’on a mission’…to avenge a tragic, violent loss from his own, years-ago past.” The casting call states that James has to be in his late 20s to 30s and physically threatening, but doesn’t specify an ethnicity for the character.
The outlet goes on to say that James could “just as easily shake your hand as your best friend or break your neck as your worst enemy — and you never know which one is coming. Either way, he’s more than capable of having a good time as he does it.”
As TVLine described James as an “adversary” for Oliver, he could end up being another “evil, but he has fun being evil so you will too” character like Damien Darhk. However, it seems more likely that it’ll be more of a Daredevil/Punisher situation, in which case James could turn out to be someone like Vigilante or The Question (although I would rather not see The Question as a capricious murderer).
Let us know who you think the new character could be in the comments below.